Spanish actresses, politicians and businesswomen have their hair cut by Iranian women


Madrid (EFE).- Spanish actresses, directors, politicians, businesswomen and judges have joined in recent hours the international initiative to cut a strand of hair in solidarity with Iranian women, through videos broadcast on social networks social, after the death of the young Mahsa Amini.

In one of them, more than 70 actresses and directors appear, such as Penélope Cruz, Carmen Machi, Maribel Verdú, Alba Flores or Isabel Coixet, demanding the freedom of Iranian women who have been protesting for weeks. for the death of Amini at the hands of the Iranian policewho arrested her for wearing the Islamic veil wrongly.

A woman during a demonstration against the death of Mahsa Amini. EFE/EPA/Remko de Waal

In this same video, Aitana Sánchez Gijón, Carmen Maura, Malena Alterio, Alejandra Jiménez, Emma Suárez, Paz Vega, Marta Nieto, Amaya Salamanca, Kiti Manver, Ariadna Gil, Blanca Portillo, Petra Martínez, Marta Etura, Goya Toledo or Elvira Mínguez to participate. , alongside directors such as Carla Simón or Arantxa Echavarría.

In another video broadcast by El Español, Begoña Gómez, director of the chair of the Complutense University and wife of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, cut a lock of hair; PP spokesperson in Congress Cuca Gamarra, Transport Minister Raquel Sánchez, Andalusian Economy Minister Carolina España or Constitutional Court magistrate María Luis Balaguer.

Also the president of Red Eléctrica de España and former Minister of Housing Beatriz Corredor, the former Attorney General of the State Dolores Delgado, the general manager of Openbank Patricia Benito, the singer Cristina del Valle or the magistrate of the Supreme Court Ana Ferrer, among dozens of others.

Protests have continued since the death of Mahsa Amini

Mahsa Amini, 22, died on September 16 after being arrested by the so-called morale police, believing she was wrongly wearing the Islamic veil.

Since then there has been protests that left 41 dead according to a count by Iranian state television last weeka figure that the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights puts at 92.

During these mobilizations, some Iranian women began to cut their hair as a sign of denunciation and other symbolic gestures such as throwing their veils in the air.

This gesture becomes a symbol of solidarity at the international level since a few days ago a Swedish MP of Iraqi origin, Abir al Shalani, cut a lock of hair in the middle of a parliamentary intervention demanding an energetic response from the European Union .

That same day, the main stars of French cinema, including Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Isabelle Hupert, mobilized and joined the claim in a joint video, scissors in hand.

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